Maternal Health Situation in Uganda - Baseline Study, May 2011 « Surveys « Downloads

Date postedDecember 10, 2012
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Maternal Health indicators in Uganda are still very poor, ranking among the highest in the world. Uganda has a maternal mortality ratio of 435/100,000. Various MDG national reports have ruled out the possibility of Uganda attaining the MDG target. The high maternal mortality has been attributed to; bleeding, infection, obstructed labour, unsafe abortion and hypertensive diseases, delays at home, delays in getting to the health facility and delays in receiving medical attention even after reaching a health facility catalyse the causes above. With support from Sida, UNHCO and 10 VHR
members have designed a Maternal Health Project (MHP), an intervention aimed at reducing maternal mortality in 8 districts in Uganda.

This baseline survey was undertaken to benchmark the key indicators for the project that will serve as basis for progress measurement. The overall objective of the baseline survey was to assess the maternal health situation in 8 selected districts but specifically the local situation in the 20 sub counties of project implementation.

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